Big Batch Big Biccies
I’m a bit of a fan of having a sweetie to munch on the run, but I’m not a fan of ALL OF THE NUMBERS that seem to be on that stuff we call food these days. So most Sundays I do a bit of a bake to make things for
me the kids to eat during the week.
This week I
discovered got this in my Facey Feed. I can’t remember who it was from (sorry) or the proper name (who cares) so I’m calling it Big Batch Big Biccies, for it makes shitloads of biscuit (dare I say it? Cookie) dough.
So here it is:
- 500g butter (let it soften to room temperature for ease in the next step)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tin of condensed milk (minus the spoonful or so you scoop out for yourself- cooking requires sustenance, no?)
- 5 cups of self raising flour
- Cream the butter and sugar- however you like. I did it with the beater because: lazy and also, lickers for the Evil Geniuses to lick afterwards.
- Add the condensed milk and flour and mix for ages, to form a dough. Yes it takes a while, but it’s worth it.
- Bake at around 170 degrees for 10-15 minutes or so, depending how soft or brown you like them. Personally I’m all about a light brown and a bit gooey, like those Mrs Field’s Cookies I used to gorge on whilst shopping at Chadstone back in the day.
You will have HEAPS of dough, so what I did was to divide it into four.
One lot I let the kids decorate with Smarties, I know, I know, they aren’t healthy, but kids love the colour. The good news is, Smarties have removed the Nasty Six colourings, which for the record are: 102, 104, 110, 122, 124, 129.
Another lot I added a splash of vanilla essence and desiccated coconut, then put a dob of jam in the middle. Yum.
The last two batches I let my mate Sue (who was milling about the bench and generally just being a waste of space) roll into logs for freezing. She did a stellar job, wrapping in baking paper and cling wrap. If you are anti-cling I reckon they could just use the paper. Then they are all ready for thawing and cutting off for biccies at some future lazy* date. I reckon I’ll let the kids pop some chocolate nibs in those ones.
So there you have it: GO.
*Lazy? Did I say lazy, I meant busy of course.
Got any lazy recipes to share?
Did you know about the Nasty colourings?
…From The Ashers xx